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Source — Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

[ad_1] 3:18 PM ETHeather DinichCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana UniversityMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe Big Ten decided on Thursday that a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, is the most likely outcome, a source with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.If college football can be
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ACC delaying start of all fall sports until at least Sept. 1

[ad_1] The ACC will delay the start of competition for all fall sports until at least Sept. 1, the league announced Thursday. The move, which follows a similar decision by the Patriot League, will affect several sports, including soccer and field hockey, but not football.The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC board of directors.2 RelatedThe league said that affected games might be rescheduled and that there's an understanding that
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Elena Delle Donne, Tina Charles waiting to hear back from WNBA panel on medical exemptions

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league's independent panel of doctors to see if she'll be medically excused for the season, the Washington Mystics said Wednesday.The Mystics star, who was the league Most Valuable Player last year, has battled Lyme Disease since 2008 and would potentially be at a higher risk for serious illness if she contracted the
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Ivy League rules out playing all sports this fall due to coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] The Ivy League announced Wednesday that it has ruled out playing all sports this fall, becoming the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports that semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.No decision has been made about winter or spring Ivy sports or whether fall sports could be played in the spring of 2021."The campus policies make it impractical for competition to occur, at least through
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Stanford to cut 11 varsity sports, cites pandemic as breaking point

[ad_1] Stanford, which has long boasted one of the most robust collections of varsity sports in the country, will cut 11 of its varsity programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year as it deals with the ongoing financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.The 11 sports that will be discontinued are men's and women's fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed and women's sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men's
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Tennis serves up variety of innovative events leading up to restart of ATP, WTA

[ad_1] The DraftKings All-American Team Cup, the first pro tennis event in the U.S. to take place before paying spectators, ended Sunday at a tennis and fitness center in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It was rocked Friday night when Frances Tiafoe, the popular captain of the young "Stars" team, tested positive for the coronavirus, but the event proceeded as planned with Chris Eubanks subbing for Tiafoe."Frances is feeling well and not
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WNBA working with players on housing concerns in Florida

[ad_1] 10:10 PM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.While some WNBA players offered positive reviews of their accommodations upon arriving for the league's resumption of play, others found rodent traps, bugs and showers that didn't drain.The dramatically differing experiences in the WNBA's self-styled "bubble," many chronicled on social media, underscored preexisting concerns about its preparedness and organization
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Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler critical of WNBA’s Black Lives Matter initiative

[ad_1] Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has written WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to express her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and ask the league to put an American flag on every jersey when the league resumes play later this month.Loeffler was responding to the WNBA approving having "Black Lives Matter" prominently on courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the league will
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Las Vegas Aces’ Liz Cambage expected to miss WNBA season, agent says

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent."In the evaluation of Liz Cambage's health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor, we believe her to be at high risk for severe illness if she contracts COVID-19 in participating this WNBA season," Cambage's agent, Allison Galer, told The Associated Press on Saturday
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Inmate backed by WNBA star Maya Moore released from Missouri prison

[ad_1] Maya Moore's quest to see Jonathan Irons walk free from Missouri's Jefferson City Correctional Center was realized on Wednesday.Moore, who put her WNBA career with the Minnesota Lynx on hold in 2019 to help Irons have his conviction for burglary and assault with a weapon overturned, was among those greeting Irons outside the prison.Moore posted video of the moment on Instagram. "I feel like I can live life now,"